It was 1964 when the Dodge automobile company released an ad campaign based around “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena.” The popular commercials featured a white-haired old woman speeding down the street in her Dodge before stopping to promote the vehicle. Later that year, the California surf music duo Jan and Dean released a song called “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena.” Her regional folk-hero status grew, and the character continued to appear in advertisements even after the original actress died in 1969. Continue reading “Mandel Lifted Pacific Clinics to New Heights”
For most teenagers around the country, prom is one of the most exciting events of the school year. After all, the opportunity to get dressed up and dance the night away with friends doesn’t come around very often, especially for students in the educational program at Villa Esperanza Services. The nonprofit devoted to the support of those with developmental disabilities made sure that its school-age population received the traditional prom experience earlier this month by hosting a dance at its Pasadena facility. Continue reading “Villa Esperanza Students Are Pampered for Prom”
The chairman of a fact-finding panel looking into Fire Department staffing in San Marino has recommended that the city can operate with three firefighters on its engine, rather than the minimum four requested by the San Marino firefighters union. Continue reading “Fact Finder Suggests 3 on Fire Engine”
Huntington Drive will be turned into a migrating street fair for much of this Sunday, June 26, as Golden Streets invites people to walk, run, bicycle, skate or perhaps po-go stick through town as part of a celebration throughout the San Gabriel Valley of the recent extension of the Gold Line. Continue reading “A People Parade Down Huntington Drive Sunday”
Sameera Garimella well remembers her first day of school as a freshman at San Marino High School.
“I didn’t know what was going on and I didn’t know how the high school was organized,” she said. “Middle school was a much smaller environment. Seeing everyone, seeing the older kids, I was very intimidated.” Continue reading “Summer Training Days for Link Crew Leaders”
Like other 12-year-olds, Esme Salzman fills her free time by messing around on the Internet. She spends hours online, actually. But the way this soon-to-be LCHS 7th-grader kills time benefits wildlife in Africa. Continue reading “Local Animal Enthusiast Makes Impact in Africa”
It’s just the type of students they are: For the past five years, La Cañada High School pupils have relinquished some of their summer freedom to attend a workshop hosted by English teacher Justin Valassidis. Continue reading “Is LCF Teacher’s On-Site Course a Conflict of Interest?”
Earlier this year, Peter Paek opened Google Maps, pressed the bicycle icon and asked for the app to plot a course between Santa Monica and New York City.
In April, he got on his touring bike and took off. Continue reading “From Coast to Coast, With Pedal Power”
It’s official: At its meeting Tuesday, the La Cañada School District Governing Board approved the much-labored-over contract agreement with the La Cañada Teachers Association. Continue reading “New Contract With Teachers is Approved”
The Foley family’s La Cañada Flintridge home was transformed completely into a carnival for friends and neighbors to come play — and support a good, new cause.
It worked: $5,000 was raised in the process. Continue reading “Rainy Day Pennies Starts Small for a Big Cause”